Sweden vs Switzerland , this happened 28 times at the major tournament, including Euro cup and World cup. Sweden are unbeaten in their last three games against Switzerland, and their previous encounter went 1-1 draw, but there is one thing which can go against Sweden that they have never won back-to-back world cup matches outside their home soil. Well, apart from that let’s congratulate Sweden on their 50th game at the World cup, by touching this mark they became the 11th nation to play this much matches in the World cup.
In the first 45 minutes of the game, Sweden was continuously attacking especially Marcus Berg; he had 13 shots so far in the world cup which is the most by any player, still he wasn’t able to score a single goal in this tournament. It was an important game for both the nations and the winner of this game will meet the winner of England and Columbia in the quarter-final of the world cup. With this thing in mind, Switzerland attacked Sweden, but their defenders defended well as Mikael Lustig booked and he will not be able to play in the next world cup match. The whole 45 minutes went in creating chances, but no one scored a single goal, but this fact is going in favor of Sweden as they had won each time in the last three world cup match when the score was levelled till the halftime.
Once again this world cup turned to be unpredictable, Sweden made it to the Quarter-final after they thrashed Switzerland by 1-0. He was none other than Emil Forsberg, at the 66th minute of the game. It was beautifully assisted by Toivonen. It was a massive deflection of the ball, Forsberg lashed an effort over the top left corner it turned up to be Sweden’s entry in the last eight. It was Emil Forsberg’s first goal of the world cup after 14 shots, the longest time taken by a player to score his first goal in this world cup. In the end, the scoreline was 1-0 and Sweden created space for them in the last eighth.